Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (with Adreno 740 graphics) and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (Adreno 730). Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.


General comparison of performance, power consumption, and other indicators
CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Gaming Performance
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  • Shows better (up to 24%) AnTuTu 9 score – 1282K vs 1037K
  • Announced later
  • 7% higher CPU clock speed (3200 vs 3000 MHz)
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  • Higher GPU frequency (~20%)
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Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 265523 249768
GPU 579772 448381
Memory 236450 172528
UX 199190 166045
Total score 1282570 1037559

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 251.3 Mpixels/s 192.4 Mpixels/s
Face detection 46.2 images/s 36 images/s
Speech recognition 122.9 words/s 81.2 words/s
Machine learning 114.1 images/s 83.7 images/s
Camera shooting 51.7 images/s 38.7 images/s
HTML 5 5.81 Mnodes/s 4.24 Mnodes/s
SQLite 1510 Krows/s 1140 Krows/s


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 64% 57%
Graphics test 73 FPS 53 FPS
Score 12270 8920


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 88 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile - 60 FPS
Fortnite - 42 FPS
Shadowgun Legends - 89 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz - 114 FPS
Genshin Impact - 40 FPS
Device - Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
1080 x 2400
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1


Architecture 1x 3.2 GHz – Cortex-X3
2x 2.8 GHz – Cortex-A715
2x 2.8 GHz – Cortex-A710
3x 2 GHz – Cortex-A510
1x 3 GHz – Cortex-X2
3x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A510
Cores 8 8
Frequency 3200 MHz 3000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv9-A ARMv9-A
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
Process 4 nanometers 4 nanometers
TDP 10 W -


GPU name Adreno 740 Adreno 730
Architecture Adreno 700 Adreno 700
GPU frequency 680 MHz 818 MHz
Execution units - 3
Shading units - 768
FLOPS - 2236 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.3 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12


Memory type LPDDR5X LPDDR5
Memory frequency 4200 MHz 3200 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth - 51.2 Gbit/s
Max size 24 GB 24 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Hexagon
Storage type UFS 3.1, UFS 4.0 UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP 1x 200MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS
Video playback 8K at 60FPS, 4K at 120FPS 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, AV1, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


Modem Snapdragon X70 Snapdragon X65
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 24
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2500 Mbps Up to 2500 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 316 Mbps
Wi-Fi 7 6
Bluetooth 5.3 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC


Announced November 2022 December 2021
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8550-AB SM8450
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 official site
Further details
Notes on Snapdragon 8 Gen 2:
    - There is also the "Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy", which differs only by having a 160 MHz higher CPU clock. In general, you won't notice this difference in real-life usage, including games.

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Tech Reviews 14 February 2023 08:52
3 Crazy Facts about Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 that will change your criticisms of Snapdragon: One by one let's summarize the biggest changes and how Qualcomm is Secretly Killing Apple Bionic Chipset🤫. Qualcomm Made a little GENIUS to its 8 Gen 2🤔. Hottest Fact #1 (GPU) - According to a Test conducted by a well-known Tech reviewer the Adreno 740 is almost the same performance and Graphical Score as an NVidia GTX 1050 PC GPU while it was clock only at 680Mhz and only consumes 8 Watts, a 30% Boost over Adreno 730 HOLY COW! 😮. And a Big Revelation part is that Apple's A16 Bionic GPU is as same as the A15 Bionic of last year what a surprise! The only upgrade is the DDR5 which only lessens 15% Power Consumption Apple Is now starting to scam customers because of this conservative move. Hottest Fact #2 (CPU) - Did u realize guys that the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has an Extra P (Performance) Core? You think guys it will add another power consumption right? Well, you're wrong!!! You see the additional P Cores on Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 are pretty Genius. The additional P Cores are not to add power consumption but to lessen the heat. 1x Cortex X3 is the main core for loading apps, 2x Cortex A715 a P core only for 64-bit applications, 2x Cortex A-710 for 64 and 32 Bit and 3x Cortex A510 Power Efficiency core, the core setup is 1, 4, 3 Configuration. It means that 2x Cortex A710 will Process 32 Bit, and 2x Cortex A715 Process 64 Bit im soo amazed with this brilliant idea it does lessen the heat and power consumption than the previous 1, 3, and 4 configurations of the previous Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with 3x Cortex A710 which process both 64 bit and 32 bit which build up the heat. How does it lessen Power Consumption? Well, Performance Cores does computes bigger chunks of data the quicker it processes. The Power Efficiency of small cores does consume a lot with the idea of a slow computational cycle. While the additional P Core helps the computation more quicker without peaking the clock speed. Hottest Fact #3 (Power consumption) - This is a back-and-forth battle, According to a well-known Tech Reviewer Again, Apple's A16 Bionic retains the title of being the king of Power efficiency it's way way more conservative than the screen time lasted 8 Hours and 8 Mins while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is a surprise Why? it reaches 7 Hours and 35 Mins screen time a big jump boost over Snapdragon 8 Gen 1's 5 Hours and 45 Mins Screen time, Now Qualcomm is making a serious Chipset OMG! A GTX 1050 on a Phone which Lasts 7 Hours while only consuming 8 Watts Hahaha! What a Joke!. In a test on a well-known game called Genshin Impact, Apple's A16 Bionic consumes a lot of GPU power around 11 watts while the FPS is at 40 while Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 consumes only 8.75 watts while the FPS is consistent at 60 FPS. Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is the undisputed king of GPU.
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Thirumurugan 02 February 2023 15:53
Wow snapdragon 8 gen 2 really amazing
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Xiaomi 12 owner 18 January 2023 21:54
So this means if you have 8 gen phone does not make sense to buy a new phone now wait until 6g phones come.
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MESSI∞GOAT 19 December 2022 03:56
This is one of the best chip like 865 (870). It will also be at the top for a very long time like 865 (870), cuz the 870 is still outstanding and This is the best chip like 865 (870). And companies use this chip even nowadays.
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Mi 10 Ultra Owner 30 January 2023 20:21
Absolutely agree. Snapdragon 865 is still working great today. Hope that 8 Gen 2 will be the same.
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Diverse 05 March 2023 02:20
Mi 10 Ultra Owner, Even the old 820 in my Oneplus 3 is still doing its job just fine!.. But after repairing it a couple of times because of daily use and abuse, it is now starting to truly fall apart and I am looking for the 8gen 2 chips being released in more and more phones.
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Ryan 08 December 2022 12:45
look like a good upgrade with an impressive multicore score that was long overdue now the only question will be efficiency...
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GGG 08 December 2022 22:09
techtablets released a video where the iqoo 11 with snapdragon 8 gen 2 throttles to 66.7% but still manages to score 2500 points in 3d mark wildlife extreme at the VERY LOWEST score. meanwhile, exynos 2200 ( s22 ultra) scores 2022 AT BEST before it throttles down to 1469 points. that's a 70% improvement in a fully throttled phone after multiple runs of stress tests... that's a ridiculous jump
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Apple fanboy 06 December 2022 17:13
Guys most of the time benchmark test doesn't mean anything. We need to see actual tests on 8gen2.
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Thirumurugan 27 November 2022 03:36
Wow snapdragon 8 gen 2 really amazing
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